David L. Gunn

David L. Gunn

David L. Gunn is a transportation system administrator who has headed several significant railroads and transit systems in North America. He was president of the New York City Transit Authority from 1984 to 1990, He was also at WMATA from 1991 to 1994. He was then Chief General Manager of the Toronto Transit Commission in Canada from 1995 to 1999. Gunn assumed the presidency of Amtrak on May 15, 2002, and held the position until political upheaval at the company in 2005. A dual citizen of the U.S. and Canada, Gunn retired to his family home on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, Canada. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
David L. Gunn has 11 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 2002 Call-In. The year with the most videos was 2003 with seven videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2005 with an average of 86 views per program. Most appearances with Peter Slen (2). Most common tag: Railroads.

Appearances by Title:


President and CEO, Amtrak c. May 15, 2002 - c. November 9, 2005 Videos: 11

Recent Appearances

  • Amtrak Governance

    Amtrak Governance

    The Subcommittee on Railroads held a hearing on governance issues at Amtrak following the dismissal of former President and CEO David Gunn the…

  • Amtrak Operations

    Amtrak Operations

    This program has complete audio. Due to technical difficulties there is no video for this program. Mr. Gunn talked about…

  • Amtrak Reauthorization

    Amtrak Reauthorization

    The Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Subcommittee of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee…

  • Amtrak Funding

    Amtrak Funding

    Mr. Gunn talked about the funding of Amtrak and a possible union strike protesting the level of Amtrak funding. He also…

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